KC Parks News

  • KCZoo & Variety KC Partner to Bring First All-Inclusive Zoo Playground to Kansas City

    The Kansas City Zoo plays such an important role in connecting children to the natural world. Still, not every child is able to fully experience every part of our Zoo. Kansas City Zoo and Variety KC have partnered to bring an all-inclusive exploration area to Kansas City, making this the first all-inclusive playground of its […]

  • Two New Calls for Open Spaces

    Open Spaces introduces two new ways to be involved. The Expanded Field, Call for Creative Partners – Deadline:  May 1, 2018 If you have an arts or cultural event, program, or activity happening between August 25 and October 28, 2018, we invite you to submit an application for the Open Spaces Expanded Field.  We’re currently […]

  • Deadline EXTENDED to Apply for Starlight Theatre’s Vincent Legacy Scholarship

    Scholarships give ethnically diverse students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades $2,500 to pursue professional training in the performing arts.  For the 13th consecutive year, Starlight Theatre is offering a unique scholarship opportunity to qualified middle-school students in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Ethnically diverse students in grades 6, 7 and 8 have until Monday, […]

  • Road to Gold Training Camp at KC Parks Line Creek Ice Arena

    On March 10, forty ice skaters from Kansas City, St Joseph, Jefferson City, St Louis and Arkansas were coached by two time U.S. National Ladies Champion/Olympic Medalist, Gracie Gold, and two time U.S. National Pairs Champion/analyst for Ice Network, John Coughlin, at a Road to Gold Training Camp held at KC Parks Line Creek Community Center Ice Arena. […]

  • Show-Me State Games & Shelter Insurance® Announce Cities and Dates for 2018 Torch Run

    The Show-Me State Games along with Shelter Insurance® is excited to announce the schedule for the 2018 Torch Run. The mission of the Shelter Insurance® Show-Me State Games Torch Run is to generate exposure and enthusiasm for the Show-Me State Games throughout Missouri.  The Show-Me State Games is an Olympic-style sports festival offering more than […]

  • Pastors in the Pool to Make a Big Splash

    Beginning this Saturday, the Kansas City Urban Aquatics Council will begin Pastors in the Pool, a six-week program to teach urban core church leaders how to swim, water basics and water safety.  The hope is for the pastors to have conversations regarding water safety and awareness in their communities to help make Kansas City residents […]

  • Learn How to Plan a Tournament at Shoal Creek Golf Course

    On Friday, March 2, 2018, Shoal Creek Golf Course will host its first Tournament 101 Seminar. This seminar is an excellent resource for all tournament directors, associations and charitable organizations in the Kansas City and surrounding areas to create and execute a successful fundraising golf tournament. Hosting a golf tournament is an extraordinary way to […]

  • KC Zoo Welcomes Giraffe Calf

    2/12/18 UPDATE: Drumroll please…..our adorable giraffe calf now has a name!  A generous, long-time KCZoo donor stepped forward to name our giraffe calf. We’re happy to announce that they have chosen the name Dixie for this precious girl! The KC Zoo’s giraffe herd just grew by four hooves. On Friday, February 2, at 4:57 a.m., […]

  • KC Parks 2017 Highlights Video

    Enjoy this 4-minute video featuring all of the new things that happened with Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation during our 125th year!

  • Beat the Winter Blues Through Exercise and Social Connections

    New Poll by National Recreation and Park Association Many Americans experience varying degrees of seasonal depression when the shorter, often colder, days of winter hit. In fact, 80 percent of Americans actively seek out ways of preventing or lessening the “winter blues” in their own lives. Local parks and rec centers provide an excellent way […]

  • ROAD CLOSURE: Partial Closure of 63rd St. Trafficway

    January 10, 2018   Due to a large water main break at Hardesty Ave. and 63rd St. Trafficway there is a partial road closure at Lewis Road and 63rd Trafficway. KC Water Services is hopeful the repair will be complete within two weeks.